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Nirvana The Flavors of India

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TANDOORI STARTERS
18.0
Fish Tikka*
A classic recipe handed down through generations. Tender marinated pieces of fish charbroiled to perfection in the tandoor
21.0
Tandoori Salmon*
Thick cuts of fresh, never frozen, moist and tender salmon marinated with Indian spices and finished delicately in the tandoor oven
23.0
Tandoori Snapper*
Fresh, never frozen, moist and tender snapper marinated with Indian spices and baked delicately in the tandoor oven
22.0
Shrimp Sherdil* ^
Jumbo tiger shrimps marinated with fine spices and cooked to perfection in the tandoor oven
15.0
Tandoori Drumsticks*
Large chicken drumsticks marinated in yogurt and traditional spices charbroiled to juicy perfection in the tandoor
20.0
Tangri Kabab^
A true Nirvana delicacy. Large chicken drumsticks expertly stuffed with a decadent mixture of minced chicken, almonds, raisins and cashews. Chicken lovers rejoice
16.0
Murg Malai Tikka
An irresistible dish. Tender pieces of chicken breast marinated in yogurt, cream, Indian cottage cheese, saffron and Indian spices. Cooked to a charbroiled perfection in the tandoor
16.0
Honey Garlic Chicken*
Sweet and tangy chicken accented with fresh garlic. Charbroiled to juicy perfection in the tandoor
18.0
Nirvana Chicken Tikka* ^
A Nirvana house specialty. Tender pieces of chicken breast marinated in yogurt and lightly coated with a spiced chick pea flour
16.0
Chicken Tikka*
A classic recipe handed down through generations. Marinated tender pieces of chicken breast charbroiled to perfection
STARTERS
5.0
Lentil Soup* **
Savoury blend of yellow lentils simmered to perfection
Vegetarian 5.0
Chicken 6.0
Shrimp 7.0
Hot & Sour Soup* **
A flavorful Asian specialty with your choice of vegetarian, chicken or shrimp
Vegetarian 5.0
Chicken 6.0
Shrimp 7.0
Manchow Soup*
A delightful Indo-Chinese soup simmered with chopped vegetables and thickened with corn flour. Made in the style of your choice: vegetarian, chicken or shrimp
5.0
Tomato Dhania Shorba (Soup)*
This tangy soup combines the goodness of tomatoes and green coriander simmered with traditional Indian spices
6.0
Pani Puri (Gol Gappa)* **
A favourite street food of India. Crispy hollow shells you stuff with boiled potatoes and chick peas, filled with a tasty spiced pani (water) and topped off with chutney
7.0
Aloo Chana Chat
A spicy and tangy blend of boiled potatoes and chick peas, garnished with fresh chopped onions, tomatoes and coriander. Topped off with chat masala and fresh squeezed lemon juice
7.0
Chat Papri*
Crisp white flour wafers topped with crumbled lentil dumplings, diced potatoes, chickpeas and drizzled with yogurt and chutney
7.0
Bhel Puri
A delicious and savoury snack. Made of puffed rice, boiled potato squares and freshly chopped onions, tomatoes and coriander. Topped off with a tangy tamarind sauce
7.0
Dahi Bhalla* **
Shallow fried white lentil dumplings served in yogurt with fresh spices, mint and tamarind chutney
Gobhi 14.0
Paneer 14.0
Chicken 15.0
Shrimp 18.0
Khat Mith^
Your choice of lightly battered cauliflower, paneer, chicken or shrimp sautéed in a sweet and sour sauce with slivers of garlic
NON-VEGETARIAN MAIN ENTREES
16.0
Butter Chicken
Tandoori chicken breast cooked and simmered in a delicately spiced creamy tomato based sauce
16.0
Chicken Lababdar
Tender pieces of chicken breast cooked in a thick tomato based sauce with diced green peppers, tomatoes and onions
16.0
Chicken Jalfrezi^
A delicious dish for the eyes and the taste buds. Tender chicken breast pieces tossed with onions, bell peppers and tomatoes cooked in an aromatic gravy
16.0
Chicken Methi Malai**
Tender pieces of chicken breast cooked with fenugreek, in a rich and aromatic cream sauce
16.0
Madras Chicken* ^
Tender pieces of chicken breast cooked in a spicy curry with the delicious flavours of madras curry spices, tamarind, and coconut milk
16.0
Kadhai Chicken*
Tender pieces of chicken breast roasted and cooked with chopped onions, juliennes of green peppers, ginger, tomatoes and aromatic spices
Chicken 16.0
Lamb 17.0
Shrimp 21.0
Vindaloo
A Goan specialty. Marinated cubes of mouth-watering chicken or lamb or shrimp cooked to a spicy finish with tomatoes, ginger and fresh coriander
17.0
Lamb Bhuna* ^
Marinated lamb simmered in a lightly spiced onion based sauce
Lamb 16.0
Goat 17.0
Rogan Josh*
Straight from the valley of Kashmir, the heart-warming flavor will mesmerize you. Your choice of lamb or goat, slowly simmered in a flowing gravy enriched with the spices of the valley
Lamb 16.0
Goat 17.0
Kadhai Gosht*
Succulent pieces of lamb or goat prepared with green bell peppers, onions and coriander in a thick delicious onion based gravy
VEGETARIAN MAIN ENTREES
15.0
Paneer Lababdar
Soft cubes of Indian cottage cheese cooked in a spicy tomato and cream-cashew sauce
15.0
Palak Paneer*
Soft cubes of Indian cottage cheese and sautéed spinach cooked to perfection with traditional Indian spices
14.0
Palak Kofta*
Indian cottage cheese dumplings shallow fried and cooked in a rich and creamy spinach sauce
15.0
Paneer Khurchan* **
A traditional Punjabi dish. Khurchan means the spices that stick to the bottom of the pan, which are to be scraped off and cooked with the Indian cottage cheese
15.0
Paneer Makhni* **
Soft and silky cubes of Indian cottage cheese simmered in a delicately spiced creamy tomato gravy
15.0
Shahi Paneer
Soft cubes of Indian cottage cheese delicately cooked in cashew gravy with spices, accented with saffron for a majestic colour and taste. This dish will conjure memories of the true royal kitchens of Punjab
15.0
Paneer Tikka Masala* **
A classic recipe handed down through generations. Fresh soft and silky cubes of Indian cottage cheese charbroiled to perfection then simmered in a sumptuous tomato based mughlai gravy
15.0
Kadhai Paneer*
Soft cubes of Indian cottage cheese cooked with chopped onions, juliennes of green peppers, ginger, tomatoes and fresh spices
15.0
Adraki Paneer^
Soft cubes of Indian cottage cheese cooked in a flavourful shahi (cream of cashew) gravy with fresh ginger and coriander
15.0
Mutter Malai Methi^
Green peas simmered in a Mughlai sauce and enriched with fenugreek
BREADS
3.0
Naan
A leavened bread from refined flour baked in the tandoor
4.0
Garlic Naan
A naan topped with garlic
5.0
Nirvana Naan^
A naan topped with coriander, garlic and onions
6.0
Cheese Filled Naan
Leavened bread filled with cheese and baked in the tandoor
3.0
Tandoori Roti
A classic unleavened whole wheat bread baked in the tandoor
4.0
Missi Roti
A decadent blend of whole wheat and gram flour, onions, fresh spices and green chilies baked in the tandoor
6.0
Roomali Roti^
Paper thin, soft bread cooked on a dome griddle and artfully served folded as a handkerchief
4.0
Lachha Paratha
Artfully multi-layered, whole wheat traditional unleavened bread baked in the tandoor
5.0
Spicy Lachha Paratha
Multi-layered, whole wheat bread topped with chili flakes, onions and ajwain (carom) seeds baked in the tandoor
RICE
4.0
Basmati Rice
The finest aromatic basmati rice
6.0
Jeera Rice
Steamed basmati rice infused with cumin seeds
14.0
Vegetable Dum Biryani* **
A classic house specialty, basmati rice with freshly cooked vegetables, herbs and spices blended together by our chef's. Steamed in a cast iron pot covered in dough and unveiled at your table
16.0
Chicken Dum Biryani*
Succulent morsels of boneless chicken cooked with basmati rice and individually steamed in a cast iron pot covered in dough and unveiled at your table
18.0
Lamb Dum Biryani*
House special lamb and basmati rice perfectly cooked together and steamed in a separate pot with the spices covered with dough and unveiled at your table
18.0
Goat Dum Biryan
Basmati rice, aromatic herbs and spices steamed in goat meat (with bone) in a cast iron pot covered in dough and unveiled at your table
19.0
Shrimp Dum Biryani*
Basmati rice, aromatic herbs and spices steamed in shrimp and served in a cast iron pot covered in dough and unveiled at your table
HAKKA
Mushroom 14.0
Paneer 15.0
Chicken 16.0
Fish 16.0
Shrimp 20.0
Chili*
Chilies, bell peppers, garlic and onions cooked in a traditional Hakka style. (Your choice of with or without gravy)
Vegetable 15.0
Gobhi 15.0
Chicken 16.0
Manchurian*
A Hakka classic. Lightly battered balls stir-fried with ginger, garlic and chilies. (Your choice of with or without gravy)
Vegetable 15.0
Chicken 16.0
Shrimp 18.0
Fried Rice*
Basmati rice stir-fried with mixed vegetables, garlic and ginger. (Chicken & Shrimp options contain egg)
16.0
Sweet and Sour Chicken*
Chicken stir fried in a balanced sweet and tangy sauce with pineapple and bell peppers.(Your choice of with or without gravy)
14.0
Stir-Fried Tofu
Veggie and tofu stif-fry made tasty with a special, easy technique
SIDES
7.0
Green Salad
A mix of garden fresh greens, tomatoes, carrots, onions and cucumbers
2.0
Lachha Pyaaz
Thinly sliced red onions marinated in fresh lemon juice and spices. Garnished with fresh coriander and whole green chilies
2.0
Vinegar Onions
An Indian favourite, sliced red onions steeped overnight in vinegar
5.0
Masala Fries
Classic double dipped golden brown French fries with an Indian twist
3.0
Plain Yogurt
Home made yogurt
4.0
Cucumber Raita
Diced cucumber in a fresh house made yogurt garnished with coriander
2.0
Papadum (2 pcs)
3.0
Mango Chutney
2.0
Achar
2.0
Gol Gappa Pani
About
Nirvana: the flavors of India is inspired by the elegance, culture and grandeur of a distant time. Consistently recognized as one of the top restaurants in Toronto and Mississauga. We welcome you and await for you to discover a dining experience unlike any other.
PRICE RANGE
US$11 - US$19
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Indian, Asian
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Visited this place as a solo diner as it was recommended by some locals. Amazing experience from food to service. You can see the making of naan and other tandoori goodies as you eat, the food is full of flavour and is exceptional. I wish...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank myplanet716
Reviewed 29 May 2017

This was our first visit and it won't be the last! Our friends did the ordering and we loved everything! Food was fresh, served hot and service was great!

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank BABB4
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Came here for dinner with my husband and son. We made reservations 5 days in advance, received an email confirmation and then were told they had no reservation. We showed them the confirmation and they seated us in the far corner of the restaurant stating...More

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank susanciarl
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The service is very good. The food is also very good and I recommend that place. The prices are fine but the portions are a little large. Slightly smaller portions would be even better.

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank desbaumesl
Reviewed 27 March 2017

If you want to have good authentic Indian or Punjabi food then this is the place, but a bit expensive.

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank amar t
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We have been to Nirvana probably 20-30 times in the last 10 years. Only this time was after a bit of a gap - almost 2 years. And it has invariably been excellent. The service may vary at times, but the food flavours, the preparation,...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank HWPKG
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Fantastic meal, great service..can't ask for more..And the prices are very good..Great night out.Best Indian food in the area that I have had so far

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Rob B
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This is a pricey restaurant. We don't come often as there are cheaper options but their food is very good and they have unique offerings not found at Bombay Bhel or other Indian restaurants. Try the lamb chops or the Fish Masala curry. Exquisite. Their...More

Date of visit: March 2017
2  Thank Kamiizumi
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Food was just okay.... not great service. Very pricey. Atmosphere isn't nice, bathrooms are horrible. Would rather spend my money somewhere else.

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank 9ag10
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Taste of the food in this restaurant was good. Something similar to Indian restaurants and based on the pricing the quantity was also sufficient (if not too much)..

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank ashish j
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